Fall 2020 Operations
Writing Center hours for Fall 2020 are Monday - Thursday 9 am to 6 pm and Friday 9 am to 2 pm.
The computer lab at H&SS 112 will be open during those times, however, all appointments with consultants will be online.
When requesting an appointment via email please include the following information:
- Your name
- The date and time you would like to meet with a consultant
- A summary of what you would like assistance on (for example, Writing Proficiency Portfolio, course name/number, assignment description, scholarship application letter, master’s thesis, etc.)
A Writing Center consultant will respond to your email as soon as possible and provide you instructions for the online consultation.
The instructional video below explains how to set up an appointment.
If students have a quick writing question, they can also chat with a tutor by messaging the Writing Center's Facebook page during open hours.
Writing Center workshops have also moved online for Fall 2020, please see the workshop page for further information.
The mission of the Writing Center is to provide an open teaching and learning environment for the collaborative discussion of writing so that students may become more aware and independent writers.
In support of its mission, the Writing Center has the following goals:
1.) To support the composition sequence by providing professional, individual feedback to students enrolled in composition courses;
2.) To support writing across the curriculum by providing professional, individual feedback to students enrolled in USC Aiken courses;
3.) To support the university by
a.) Offering writing workshops
b.) Serving as a repository of material and equipment relevant to writing
c.) Housing the Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP) and providing professional, individual feedback to students developing their portfolios
Writing consultants come from a range of disciplines and are formally trained to provide feedback during all phases of the writing process. The Writing Center is staffed by students and English faculty.